It must be served at least 24 hours before a hearing, but a Judge could rule that a short period of time such as 48 hours is not reasonable. The best course of action is 30 days, as no one can really argue with that. At a minimum, effort should be made to serve a witness at least a week prior, if possible, to avoid problems.
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24 hours. However, you should contact an attorney and try and serve the subpoena as soon as you know you are wanting the witness to be present. A judge will want to see that the subpoena was served in a reasonable amount of time.
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